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38 Dead In Bloodiest Day Of Myanmar Crisis

YANGON (AFP) – At least 38 people died Wednesday in the “bloodiest” day of Myanmar’s crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation of its coup with a violent crackdown that the US said left it “appalled and revulsed.”

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The Philippine Star
March 05, 2021

More Provinces Get Sinovac Vaccines

DAVAO CITY – More provinces received their supply of Sinovac vaccines from China yesterday.

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The Philippine Star
March 05, 2021

QC Health Workers Get Vaccine Jabs

Physician Amie Guzon, head of the family medicine department of the Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH), could not contain her excitement after receiving the first dose of the vaccine developed by Sinovac of China on Wednesday.

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The Philippine Star
March 05, 2021

Google Pays Tribute To Champion Of Pinay Suffrage

Google has paid tribute to journalist, educator and activist Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, who was a leading voice in giving voting rights to Filipino women in the early 1900s.

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The Philippine Star
March 05, 2021

Phl Gets AstraZeneca Vaccines Under COVAX

4.5 M more jabs arriving in May

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The Philippine Star
March 05, 2021

Biden: Enough vaccine for all in US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States was on track to have enough COVID-19 vaccines for every adult in the country by the end of May.

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The Philippine Star
March 04, 2021

‘SoKor Probes 2 Deaths After Receiving AstraZeneca Vaccine'

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities said yesterday they are investigating the deaths of two people after a media report said the pair – both with pre-existing conditions – died within days of receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Philippine Star
March 04, 2021

Myanmar Security Forces Shoot Protesters; 9 Dead

YANGON (AFP) – At least nine people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters yesterday, after the junta hit half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer, with criminal charges.

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The Philippine Star
March 04, 2021

Pasay Seeks More Time For MGCQ Shift

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in Pasay, Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano said they would ask the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for more time before shifting Metro Manila to the most lenient modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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The Philippine Star
March 04, 2021

‘No Vaccination, No Work' Policy Illegal – DOLE

A “no vaccination, no work” policy enforced by any company or employer is illegal, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.

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The Philippine Star
March 04, 2021

Swift Calls Out Netflix Over Sexist Joke About Her

LOS ANGELES (ANI) – American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift recently fired back at Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia,” criticizing the show for a line in the script that was a “deeply sexist joke” about her.

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The Philippine Star
March 03, 2021

Jack Ma Loses Title As China's Richest Man

BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published yesterday showed, as his peers prospered while his empire was put under heavy scrutiny by Chinese regulators.

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The Philippine Star
March 03, 2021

WHO Warns: ‘Covid Unlikely To Be Over This Year'

GENEVA (AFP) – It is unrealistic to think that the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the WHO said on Monday.

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The Philippine Star
March 03, 2021

Pasig Doctor After Getting Sinovac Jab: Trust Experts

Pasig City’s first vaccine recipient has asked Filipinos who are having doubts about receiving vaccines to trust experts and not worry.

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The Philippine Star
March 03, 2021

2 Ships Catch Fire At Navotas Port

Two fishing vessels docked at the Navotas Fish Port caught fire on Monday afternoon, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official said yesterday.

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The Philippine Star
March 03, 2021

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) – Looking beyond the $1.9-trillion COVID relief bill, US President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority – a long-sought boost to the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag.

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The Philippine Star
March 02, 2021

Trump Calls For GOP Unity, Repeats Lies On Election Loss

ORLANDO (AP) – Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former US president Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force.

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The Philippine Star
March 02, 2021

Suu Kyi Hit With 2 New Criminal Raps

YANGON (AFP) – Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new criminal charges when she appeared in court through a video link yesterday, a month after a military coup triggered relentless and massive protests.

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The Philippine Star
March 02, 2021

Manila To Start Covid Vaccination Today

The Manila city government received yesterday 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese drug firm Sinovac, according to Mayor Isko Moreno.

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The Philippine Star
March 02, 2021

Phl To Buy 1 M Doses Of Sinovac This March

One million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac of China will arrive within the month under a P700 million purchase deal that is set to boost the country’s initial stock of 600,000 doses of the same brand donated by Beijing.

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The Philippine Star
March 02, 2021

Window On The Filipino Soul

Soon turning 80, the veteran jour-nalist and fic-tionist Amadis Ma. Guerrero has added another feather to his cap as one of this country’s foremost chroniclers of culture, particularly the visual arts. Less than two years ago, he gave us the splendid book Philippine Social Realists (Quezon City: Erehwon Artworld Corp.), where he reviewed 10 of the country’s most accomplished advocates of social realism, prompting our own Juaniyo Arcellana to call him “a master of reportage, which he puts to good use in this series of portraits of the artist as Philippine social realist.”

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The Philippine Star
March 01, 2021

Police Fire On Myanmar Anti-Coup Protesters; 6 Dead

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar police opened fired yesterday on protests against military rule, killing six people and wounding several on the second day of a crackdown on demonstrations across the country, a doctor and a politician said.

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The Philippine Star
March 01, 2021

US Approves J&J COVID Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The COVID-battered United States authorized Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine for emergency use Saturday, offering a glimmer of hope as Britain said farewell to fundraising war veteran Captain Tom Moore who died of the virus earlier this month.

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The Philippine Star
March 01, 2021

Fire Breaks Out In Greenhills

A fire broke out at a commercial and residential building in Greenhills, San Juan yesterday, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.

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The Philippine Star
March 01, 2021

Quarantine passes still required in Cebu

Quarantine passes are still required in Cebu City even though it is under the most relaxed modified general community quarantine or MGCQ.

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The Philippine Star
February 28, 2021

Go aids frontliners, patients in Dagupan

Sen. Bong Go visited the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on Friday to check on the operations of the Malasakit Center and give support to medical frontliners.

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The Philippine Star
February 28, 2021

PCG hero now a medical frontliner

The coastguardsman hailed as a hero for directing 62 passengers of a sinking ferry to safety in 2019 now works to save hundreds of lives as a medical frontliner at the Philippine Arena Quarantine Facility.

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The Philippine Star
February 28, 2021

25 dead, 400 escape in Haiti jailbreak – officials

Haitian authorities on Friday announced that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade, with the prison director and a powerful gang leader among those killed.

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The Philippine Star
February 28, 2021

US advisers endorse J&J's 1-shot vaccine

US health advisers on Friday endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

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The Philippine Star
February 28, 2021

US, EU say vaccine programs on track

As Asia rollouts gather steam

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The Philippine Star
February 27, 2021

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